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Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1977-03-20

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Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1977-03-20


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Minglewood Blues, Ramble On Rose, El Paso, Deal, Cassidy, Peggy-O, Beat It On Down The Line, Brown Eyed Women, Estimated Prophet, Scarlet Begonias Samson & Delilah, Row Jimmy, Promised Land, Saint Stephen-> The Other One-> Stella Blue, Around & Around, E: U.S. Blues, E: Terrapin Station*


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Winterland Arena
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Recording Info: SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat x 2 -> Sonic Solutions -> CD Transfer Info: CD -> EAC -> Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> SHNTracked and SHN'd By Charlie Miller

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Recording Info: SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat x 2 -> Sonic Solutions -> CD
Transfer Info: CD -> EAC -> Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> SHN
Tracked and SHN'd By Charlie Miller

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Reviewer: tonyrock - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 24, 2017
Subject: ST. STEPHEN!!
The opening notes of St. Stephen damn near made me weep 😍
Reviewer: Sumtimeback - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 26, 2016
Subject: Woke up in San Mateo; WTF
Had been seeing the Dead infrequently since 1973; Kezar with Waylon was #1. Was just 14 for that. By these shows I was a regular – hanging off the Winterland stage at Bob Fried Memorial; all but two shows at the Orpheum; Loved the shows with the Who; and the 3/18 show two nights prior was so much fun.

After a day partying out front I was ready for another beaut.

Camera pans, Minglewood starts, I take a big swig off a water jug being passed around, thirsty, mind you, and by the end of Ramble Rose I’m seeing everything in Sepia and black tones, a Mex Sennet movie starring me....ohhhhhhhhhh. What a night. Trying to decifer Ramble on Rose - Psychically surfing the universe’s waves- Long, unbelievable night. I’m nearly 60 and it still tops the charts of my weirdest nights ever!!! (Oh, and before the water jug I’d already taken a hit of windowpane.) hmfff.
Reviewer: tomorgan555 - - November 17, 2015
Subject: Nice Brown-Eyed Lick
Anyone else notice Jerry pushing it on his first Brown-Eyed solo at 1:44? Nice playing.
Reviewer: Chris U. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 21, 2015
Subject: an old ice skating rink
I'm not a huge fan of 77 -- not by a long shot.

But this recording has a real nice vibe to it and the song selection and sequencing is darn near perfect. Keith is a key factor here.

Happy Spring!
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 20, 2013
Subject: --
Fantastic follow-up to the night before; in its own way is on par with that show.

Set 1 - all solid. The ending really makes the set - Estimated makes its third appearance of the run, and that Scarlet has got to be one of THE best stand-alones I can remember; certainly one of the best from '77, where pairing it without Fire was rare. Based on how unprepared lyrically Jerry was for the Fire debut on the 18th, it makes sense they'd wait. Check out the passion of the song's finale jam, right about when the patch comes in!

Set 2 - I can't remember the last time Phil delivered the Other One windup right on the heels of St. Stephen's final line, but oh, it works, kids! The jam that follows deconstructs a la Europe '72 and becomes a beautiful golden pond of notes between Jerry, Keith, and Bobby, naturally evolving into the pin-drop Stella. It's a lovely creation.

This run at the Winterland has some timeless music to it; while I think the 19th is the best of the bunch, this one's a close second. Bravo, boys.
Reviewer: baconbus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 16, 2013
Subject: Beautiful
The Stephen > Other One > Stella is desert island material.

No one I've ever heard play can pull of this kind of segue into Stella like Jerry. Absolute beauty in guitar...

The guitar runs in Stella are pristine

Funny how '77 has so many moments like this. Jerry just clean and melodic and playing soul music
Reviewer: grifftrain2000 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 21, 2011
Subject: 03-20-1977
Beautiful sound. Charlie miller does a great job again. St. Stephens is superb. Slowed down a bit, with crystyl clear audio.
Reviewer: the peasant - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 26, 2010
Subject: Cherry Picking
Hey, Patty Falafal, you don't offend me. I do the same thing. How many versions of "Me and My Uncle" does one need? "Completists" can howl and gnash their teeth, but so what.

That said, this entire stand at Winterland is top-notch.
Reviewer: NYLifer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 22, 2010
Subject: A Superior Cassidy
A Superior Cassidy goes to unique places. Stellar sound. Thanks Charlie.
Peace,
Reviewer: myhungryhippo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 18, 2010
Subject: great sounding sbd
bands in the zone (bobs lowest in mix)

jerrys brings classic's to the table
Reviewer: ganderson - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 21, 2008
Subject: Great show
I saw the Friday and Sunday shows of this set- great shows- I think Sunday's is my all time fav- I was already a fan but these were out of this world!
Reviewer: WhoaJimmy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 2, 2008
Subject: The first review of this show in almost 3 years?
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I always wondered what happened to these shows, and now they are back.

Jerry is on another level for his solo in Row Jimmy. It will bring tears to your eyes. Like, rapture. The rest of the show is 5* too - great versions of everyday songs like Ramble on Rose and Cassidy, and good sound quality throughout.
Reviewer: L. Rosley - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 25, 2005
Subject: Good show, good sound
Some good playing and singing, but too many flubs by the band for a 5. (St. Stephan, Around and Around, to name of few.)
Reviewer: mgford25 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 16, 2005
Subject: my personal favorite
A lot of focused, laid back energy throughout the show. Great sound. A beautiful gem. You won't be disappointed. A '77 at Winterland!
Reviewer: juanie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 8, 2005
Subject: thanks charlie!
once again, the intrepid charlie miller brings us another stellar upgrade - but of course this show was golden to start with. for some reason i hadn't heard it before today and, well, yeehaw! minglewood, deal, cassidy, peggy-o, b.e. women all rock - then the nutzo scarlet set-stopper: rippin' first solo, and crazy-epic-climax ending jam! not to mention set 2...!
Reviewer: vadernader - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 1, 2005
Subject: Other One ending
There is some absolutely beautiful soft and pretty guitar work by Jerry during the last 5 mins of the Other One before it segues into Stella Blue. Be sure to lend an ear ;) 5* officially
Reviewer: Patty Falafal - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 18, 2005
Subject: ABSOLUTELY
right on the money...five stars for the 19th and 20th...I know "purists" (to steal a baseball term) will hate this but I did a three disc (omitted some of my lesser liked--to be kind--tunes) composite of the two nites that just is an absolute screaming freiking joy to listen to, which is what it really is all about anyhow...we all enjoy the boys in our own special way...thanks again to all involved in making this music available to us, we're sincerely forever in your debt,
signed-grateful buckdancer.
Reviewer: MindBender65 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 23, 2005
Subject: 4 or a 5?
Tough decision. Terrapin second encore's nice. This source is definately better than the other one. Im gonna give it a 4 due to the nasty flubbing of Peggy-o.
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 10, 2005
Subject: As good as Winterland gets
These are very hot, timeless shows. Whole first set, second set, Scarlet (one of the last of the stand alone style and I think my favorite stand alone on this whole site) is exceptional. Check out the triumphant St Stephen>Other One a magical combo on an off night, however they were very on this night...

Sound quality is peerless - This is the show that you give to people when they want to get it...
Reviewer: Spelunki - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 24, 2004
Subject: 6 star show
This show, and the night before, would make a great Dick's Picks.

Thank you archives!
Reviewer: StrawRider - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 6, 2004
Subject: I Love These Shows!
Marching in Winterland!

All three nights were solid. These shows sold me on the Dead and to hear them again is a great pleasure. Thanks, Archive!

Trust me, folks, you will treasure these shows. Quality sound, serious performance!
Reviewer: zarah'sdad - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 3, 2004
Subject: Very Nice
This is a strong show throughout. Sound is crisp. Every song has it moments so I won't review everyone. However, pay attenetion to Scarlet Begonia's, it has a stronger than normal jam and stands alone great. St. Stephen>Other One>Stella very good with unique jams throughout, and a great transition from the spacy end of other one into stella.

Two encores with a standard US Blues followed by a typical Terrapin that has a moment or two of its own.

Enjoyable show typical for the time, but I really enjoyed the varying jams that struck me as different than most.
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